Imposition Layout

RTFM - It's nice to learn about a feature in your software that will save time, and improve quality. Tonight after doing the eBay orders, and a bunch of dog tags, I started working a box of tile.

Phoenix Laser Engraving likes to be unique and wow customers, first appearances make a huge difference. Instead of using standard business cards we created laser engraved popsicle sticks.

Here is an image of our calling card.

We also use natural stone, granite, marble, and ceramic tile to advertise our company. The contractors at Home Depot, managers, and employees go crazy when they see our 12"x12" granite, and marble samples.

It's getting expensive to keep handing out these samples, so we are going to try 4.25"x4.25" black ceramic daltile instead.

With a laser table 24"x12" I could make a layout in our software, once I have an initial image completed copy and paste it and make sure it all lines up properly so when I have 10 tiles on the laser table they all look the same when the job is done.

Or I could use the Imposition Layout feature. Wow, what a time saver! I create one image and when I get ready to send the job to the laser, the print driver will allow me to specify how many items I have on the table and how they are organized. It figures out the rest.

Great feature. I intend to use it more often when doing bulk work. Creating consistent products with minimal effort makes my night easier. It only takes a few minutes to learn how to use the feature and my laser vendor put up a nice how-to article on using it. Epilog Laser How-To

This makes making dog tags much easier also.

Here is a YouTube video of us using the Imposition Feature to quickly make 10 identical tiles for advertising our laser engraving services.